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mjn121073

tackle?

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I'm planning my first trip to red lake next weekend and was curious if anyone can give me some tips on tackle? What seems to work the best?

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When the bite is on the crappies will bite on most anything. If you are stationary always have a fathead or crappie minnow on a plain hook, whether it is colored or glow, on one line and a jigging spoon with a minnow head or panfish jig with a euorlarva or waxy on the other. I have caught them on all of these. Last Sunday to Monday, I caught 4 and one was on a small, green glow demon with a minnow head and the rest were on a green glow hook and live minnow. When its fast and furious, I like to use the grubs since you can catch multiple fish before rebaiting.

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    • cabsav
      thanks everyone for the input, we have decided to drive and take our own kayaks for the convenience. plus we can carry more tackle.
    • smurfy
      Thanks. So it hasn't changed much then. Still might go give it a whirl!
    • live4chrome
      If you haven't read it yet, a couple of slobs are about to ruin it for the rest of us. Pick up your garbage and respect private property. The land owners who allow access to the lower sucker river are about to shut it down because they are so fed up with it. http://minnesotasteelheader.blogspot.com
    • Rick G
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